About us

We love dogs, and dogs love us.


Your dog groomer is the person who sees your dog the most, after your immediate friends, family & doggy daycare. We form a close bond with your dog during their life, this is why choosing the right groomer is so important.

My name is Julie.

The first dog I groomed was a sweet red setter Spaniel, called Hayleene. I was 8 years old; I saw her out roaming one day, so I led her into my backyard and took all the matted knots out of her coat with my mum’s hairdressing scissors, I wasn’t exactly proud of that haircut. But I knew she felt better.

At 17 I became an apprentice hairdresser. I opened up a salon at 24 and enjoyed this creative industry for the next 20 years.

In my late 30s, I found a passion for dog training and dog sport. Dog agility became my everything. I competed with my first bearded collie, Ted. It was during this time that I decided to train to become a dog groomer. It wasn’t enough to groom dogs, I needed to learn how to groom them to a higher level. I joined the NDGA NZ and started attending workshops and seminars. In 2014 I began studying and training towards my master groomer qualifications. In 2018, I became Hawkes Bay’s first and only Nationally Certified Master Groomer (NCMG). In 2023 I attended a two-week creative grooming workshop in Malaysia specialising in Asian Fusion Style grooming. I continue to upskill and grow in this amazing creative industry.

Why choose us?

Groom It provides a one on one professional home based services, in a peaceful, relaxed residential setting.

Pet First Aid Certified. Your pet's safety is always paramount.

Hawkes Bay’s first and only Nationally Certified Master Groomer since 2018.

Member Of the National Dog Groomers Association of New Zealand.

12 years of dog grooming experience, and 36 years of experience working in hair styling industries.

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